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-- Angelo Rosa, Associate of Applied Science, Fashion Design, The Art Institute of New York City, 2014

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The Art Institute of Indianapolis is located in the Pyramids, a unique Indianapolis landmark. It's surrounded by a growing city that's been named one of the best for recent college grads. Here, you'll grow creatively in a region that emphasizes the arts, culture, and revitalization.

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Eleven at the Pyramids is the student-run restaurant of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Indianapolis. The restaurant offers a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content while creating a quality dining environment for patrons.

Under the supervision of the Chef Director and an experienced and credentialed faculty of chef instructors, students create bistro-style dishes in the kitchen and run all aspects of the dining room.

Eleven at the Pyramids is an opportunity for culinary students to demonstrate their skills in a real-world environment—and for diners to experience delicious meals showcasing the students' talents.

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Compelling Stories Caught on Film Impress Nationally-Renowned Photography Competition Judges Compelling Stories Caught on Film Impress Nationally-Renowned Photography Competition Judges

[PITTSBURGH, PA – July 17, 2012] – Aspiring photographers from around the country used their skills behind the lens to compete for tuition scholarships in The Art Institutes Storytellers Photography Competition. Now in its third year, the visual stories were judged by photojournalism luminaries such as Harry Benson, whose subjects have included The Beatles, every US President since Dwight D. Eisenhower, and members of the British royal family; Martha Rial, Pulitzer Prize winner and a 1981 graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an Associate of Specialized Technology degree in Photography; and Carol Guzy, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and a 1980 graduate of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with an Associate of Science degree in Photography.

The Art Institutes Announce Winners of its Storytellers Photography Competition

Winners of the national competition were named for the high school senior and high school graduate categories. The grand prize winner in the high school senior category, Katrina Clevenger, earned a tuition scholarship of $10,000 per year for up to four years to attend The Art Institute of Indianapolis. In the high school graduate category, Jenifer Hooker earned a $10,000 tuition scholarship to study photography at The Art Institute of Phoenix.

Entrants were asked to submit six original photographs that tell a story on a theme “Storytelling Through the Lens,” along with a 500-800 word artist statement describing the entry. Each of the 39 participating Art Institutes schools offering photography programs selected local-level finalists to advance to the national level of the competition.

The submissions reflected a variety of techniques, from traditional black & white and color photography to Adobe creative suite image manipulation. For her grand prize-winning entry, Katrina Clevenger used black & white photography to tell an endearing story about her sister Kelli, who was born with Down syndrome. In the high school graduate category, Jenifer Hooker used vivid, full-color images to show the role photography has played and will continue to play in her life.

The aspiring photographers impressed the judges with their entries and fearlessness in tackling tough issues. "I think overall they’re very strong. I’ve judged for a few years now, and I’m really impressed with the subjects that they’re tackling,” said Carol Guzy. “They’re not afraid to take a look at these really tough issues that are part of our world.”

“I didn’t see any bad pictures. I think it’s a very high standard," added Harry Benson.

The second place winner in the high school senior category – earning a $5,000 per year scholarship (for up to four years) – is Asia Hagans, who plans to attend The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston. The third place winner in the high school senior category – earning a $2,500 per year scholarship (for up to four years) – is Sarah Cameron, who plans to attend The Art Institute of California - Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University.

“This year, the students’ entries demonstrated a level of creativity and talent that went above and beyond our expectations,” said John Mazzoni, president of The Art Institutes. “But Katrina’s and Jenifer’s entries really exemplified what it means to tell a visual story that is both compelling and memorable. We look forward to helping these students grow as creative professionals and reach their maximum potential.”

For more information on The Art Institutes Storytellers Photography Competition, please visit http://www.artinstitutes.edu/competitions/photography-storytellers.aspx .

The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. OH Registration # 04-01-1698B; AC0165, AC0080; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Top Remodel Trends for the Modern Home Top Remodel Trends for the Modern Home

Thanks to foreclosures and short sales, home buyers are snatching up great houses at reduced prices and remodeling to create stylish modern homes. Lucky for those buyers, many of today’s top trends are relatively easy to recreate, and will add re-sale value to their homes.

“TV interior design shows are mostly about buying and remodeling a home, versus building from scratch or finding a new property that precisely fits a wish list with plenty of personal requirements,” says Dani Kohl, program coordinator for the bachelor of science in interior design program at The Art Institute of Indianapolis and a practicing architect and interior designer.

The top remodeling trends include:

  • Uniting the kitchen and living space for an open-floor concept
  • Culture dictating an increase square footage for entertainment, haven from a busy work schedule or modern luxuries
  • Finding multi-functional uses for both spaces and furniture

On average, Kohl’s residential clients are spending about $40,000 to $60,000 to renovate and remodel their homes. Most of the money is spent in the kitchens, master bedrooms and bathrooms.

“Gone are the days of the formal dining room and living room,” says Kohl. “Walls are being knocked down to join the two rooms.”

Parents want to be able to cook while watching kids do homework or entertaining guests. Kitchen islands most often serve as the main division between kitchen and living space, and are the entertainment centers of a kitchen.

“Kitchen islands are looking more like free-standing furniture pieces with elaborate marble tops and wood work, and interior designers are often finding functional yet hidden places to store the trash can and keep the dish washer from view,” Kohl says.

Pedro Lima, an interior design instructor at The Art Institute of New York City and owner of Pedro Lima Interiors, says that temporary partitions between the living space and kitchen are also on the rise. These partitions can be of varying heights, whether it’s a two-way fireplace or modern book shelving. Partitions are a great option for homeowners who want that open-floor plan for the kitchen and living room, while still maintaining a defined space for each.

Lima says that our current culture and habits are driving the changes in modern, interior spaces.

“When it comes to the master bedroom, we are looking at a more pampering atmosphere,” he says. Both Kohl and Lima agree that clients want more of a spa-like feeling than ever before to create a bedroom that is a safe haven for over-worked homeowners.

“Master bedrooms now have their own seating areas and entertainment nooks, and have become personal spaces away from everything,” Lima says.

An increase in square footage for closet space is another popular request, according to Lima. “We, as designers, are now looking into proper modular systems of rods and shelving, in addition to our architectural and design duties.”

Closets are not just for storage anymore, either. “Now, we’re looking at closets to serve as a dressing space in addition to serving as a place to store an increased amount clothes and shoes.”

How are clients gaining square footage for the needs of today’s residential space without making a complete renovation and creating add-ons to their homes?

Lima says that downsizing to accommodate upsizing is part of the remodel plans too.

“Designers are spending more time at looking for innovative ways to add versatile furniture that serve multifunctional purposes,” he says. “For instance, coffee tables also serve as storage spaces and additional seating, wall units have built-in desks, and couches open up to beds in home offices.”

Whichever remodeling trend homeowners choose to apply, all trends point toward integration, simplification and organization, as homeowners seek to enjoy their homes and share it with family and friends.

The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 50 schools throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. OH Registration # 04-01-1698B; AC0165, AC0080; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Futuristic Fashion Hits the Runway Futuristic Fashion Hits the Runway

WHO/WHAT:
Futuristic fashions, created with recycled garments, bottle caps, vinyl and leather, will take to the runway as part of The Art Institute of Indianapolis’ 6th Annual Fashion Show. 25 students in the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design degree program will present designs in women’s wear, men’s wear, stretch, corsets, senior collections, and the special segment, “Futuarism.” Along with the fashion show, students in the Bachelor of Science in Fashion & Retail Management degree program will display their Stylist Projects. These projects are themed concept boards that use images and artifacts to support the theme.

WHERE:
Crane Bay Event Center
551 W. Merrill St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

WHEN:
Thursday, March 5, 2015
7-8pm: Fashion Exhibit
8-9pm: Fashion Show

TICKETS:
$20 – Available at the door

The fashion show will be produced entirely by students from the Event and Fashion Show Production class. The students were responsible for model call selections, model fittings, show line-up, marketing materials, VIP party, among a host of other tasks and responsibilities required to get the show off the ground. It is truly a collaborative effort, which gives students a taste of what it’s like to work in the fashion world after graduation.

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 317.613.4815.

The Art Institute of Indianapolis is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Indianapolis, 3500 Depauw Blvd #1010, Indianapolis, IN 46268. © 2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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High School Seniors Named Local Winners in The Art Institute of Indianapolis’ Passion for Fashion Competition 2014 High School Seniors Named Local Winners in The Art Institute of Indianapolis’ Passion for Fashion Competition 2014

 Brittany Hayes was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of Indianapolis’ Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Design category. Carley Hunter was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of Indianapolis’ Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category.

The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition gives high school seniors the opportunity to use their flair for fashion and eye for style to earn tuition scholarships.

Hayes, a high school senior, earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of Indianapolis. Hunter, a high school senior, also earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of Indianapolis.

In addition to their tuition scholarships, Hayes and Hunter will progress to the national round of The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition where their entries will be judged against other local winners from throughout North America for the Competition’s grand prize: a half- tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school, and a VIP trip to New York City to include a “meet and greet” at Seventeen’s New York City offices, lunch and a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with a Seventeen Style Pro, and a $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple.

In the Fashion Design category, entrants were required to submit three images of original sketches of a summer wear garment. In the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category, entrants were required to submit images of a fashion trend board, predicting the next big trend in fashion.

For more information on this year’s Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion.

The Art Institute of Indianapolis

The Art Institute of Indianapolis, a branch of The Art Institute of Phoenix, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Indianapolis, 3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1010, Indianapolis, IN 46268-6124. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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